Why High Blood Pressure Climbs in Winter

There are three things you need to know about high blood pressure in winter or the so-called seasonal variation in blood pressure. 1. The cold temperature causes the blood vessel to narrow First of all, everyone’s blood pressure is higher in winter because low temperatures cause the skin to contract to control body temperature, putting pressure […]

High Potassium Foods to Eat for Hypertension

Meet Potassium Potassium is an essential part of a well-balanced diet, but adequate intake is especially important for those with hypertension and can relax blood vessels’ walls, thus decreasing blood pressure. Potassium can also help the body remove excess sodium (salt), a mineral that raises blood pressure. This article is going to review some high potassium […]

Diet for High Blood Pressure: the DASH Guideline

The CDC reports that every day, 1,300 Americans die of high blood pressure or related illnesses. In 1992, The National Institue of Health funded research on what kind of diet can help people lower their high blood pressure, and the DASH eating plan was tested to effectively reduce blood pressure by multiple studies.  DASH stands […]

SMART Health Goals: How to Achieve Success

Goal setting is a great tool for anyone looking to improve their health. Of course goals are vital for evaluating progress, but they have other benefits too. According to Harvard University, setting goals not only increases achievement, but improves motivation too. Research also shows that having a goal can help increase persistence, and make you […]

Superfoods: Health Heroes That Go Above and Beyond

What’s so super about superfoods? They may not sport a mask and cape, but these foods pack a powerful punch when it comes to protecting your health! While the superfoods label isn’t really a scientific term, research does support that nutrient-dense foods like kale, blueberries, and salmon are very helpful for our health and well-being. […]

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats: What You Need to Know

Are Fats Good or Not? Meet the Fat Family. Fats have a bad reputation. It’s the villain in all of our health woes, from heart disease to weight gain. But like most things in life, the story isn’t black and white. There’s definitely more than one side to it. Fat is a rich source of […]

Why You Should Track Your Health

Health Education Promotes Healthier Behavior What exactly is health education, you’re wondering? Health education promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention through voluntary behavioral changes – such as adopting a healthy diet, engaging in daily physical activity, managing stress effectively, and establishing healthy sleep habits. By focusing on prevention and behavior changes, it dramatically cuts down […]

4 Healthy Living Myths…Busted

Healthy living myths abound on the internet, and it’s not surprising given the speed at which scientific studies are published. One week protein is the healthiest food group, the next week it’s reported to cause cancer. In our fast-paced world, it can be hard to keep up with what’s a fact, and what’s fiction. So […]

Love The Summer Heats? Don’t Let It Get To Your Heart

With July slated as Earth’s hottest month ever recorded (yes, in history!), temperatures are showing no signs of slowing down, even as we approach the end of the summer. Running, biking, tennis, and hiking are great ways to keep your heart healthy, but it’s important to adjust your approach to physical activity during the hot summer […]

4 Heart-Healthy Activities For The Family This Summer

We’re a month away from the September Equinox, signaling the end of summer and the beginning of fall. But most of us are still in the thick of the summer – unless you’re like us in the Bay Area, where summer doesn’t really start until Fall 😉  Keeping your kids (or grandkids) entertained throughout the summer […]

Road To Recovery: Beating Heart Failure And Coming Out On Top

We’re back with Part 2 of Suzanne’s truly inspiring story, focusing on her recovery after her heart episode. For those readers just joining us, learn more about Suzanne’s story here. MOCACARE: What have you had to change about your lifestyle after your open-heart surgery? Suzanne: Around June of last year, I finally reached total clarity and […]

Introducing MOCAheart v1.2 – A Better “Heart Care” Experience

Today, we’re excited to share with you MOCAheart v1.2 (available on iOS and Android), our newest app update. Over the last few months, our teams have been working tirelessly to improve our app – based on feedback we’ve received from our beloved users.   We know how important it is for you to easily understand and interpret […]

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